Beautiful, functional coasters for drinking pleasure and table surface protection. Durably made to provide decades of use when treated kindly.
Hand made in the UK from a combination of forest certified timber industry by-product, recycled paper, solvent free inks and plant derived laminates. Biodegradable.
Simply clean with a damp cloth and then dry. Not dishwasher proof.
Dimensions; 11cm x 9cm.
A selection of fish from 6 families; Threadfin Bream, Sweeper, SquirrelFish, Soldierfish, Bigeye, and Snapper. These families between them account for around 300 species of the world’s total 16,000 known marine species.
A ‘Monocle Bream’ from the Threadfin Bream family of which there are 70 species. They typically inhabit shallow mud, sand, or rubble bottom reef proximate areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans. This Monocle Bream is one of 180 known bioflourescent species, a feature thought to be used for communication and camouflage purposes.
A Goldlined Squirrelfish, a Shadowfin Soldierfish, a Pinecone Soldierfish and a Glass Bigeye. The Squirrelfish family consists of 28 species, the Soldierfish of 40 species and Bigeyes of 19 species. Distributed amongst the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, these fish generally live in holes, caves or ocean bottom areas of the outer reef in up to 100m of depth.
A Flametail and a Humpback Red Snapper from the 120 species large snapper family which inhabits tropical and subtropical areas of all of the world’s oceans. And large some of these fish are with a few species growing to over 1m in length. The two illustrated here will grow up to 45cm in length. They can be found in both mangrove, estuarine and ocean reef habitats. Most are found in waters of up to 100m in depth, but some can live in deeper waters up to 500m in depth.
A Blackedged Sweeper from the wider Sweeper family which has 26 species distributed amongst all of the world’s oceans. Generally a nocturnal and schooling fish that lives in cave and rock and reef overhang areas of shallower waters.
The original illustrations in this collection are by the American explorer, naturalist and ichthyologist, Mr. Andrew Garrett, during the 1860’s and 1870’s, whilst he lived in and around the Hawaii and Polynesian islands.
Our team has digitally remastered these fabulous antique zoological illustrations to modern day production standards for the continued enjoyment of the public.